Key bicycle law changes under House Bill 959 are now in effect. Drivers must follow these rules to lawfully pass a bicycle or moped in a no passing area:
— Drivers can only pass a bicycle or moped;
— The bicycle or moped must be headed in the same direction as the vehicle;
— The driver must provide at least 4 feet between themselves and the bicycle/moped or fully enter the left lane;
— Don’t pass when the bicycle or moped is signaling a left turn.
At night, bicycle riders must have:
— A lighted lamp on the bicycle’s front visible from at least 300 feet;
— A red light on the back of the bicycle;
— Or wear reflective clothing/vest visible from 300 feet.
Visit watchformenc.org for the complete law.